Improving bus services: Have your say on the next steps

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Improving bus services: Have your say on the next steps

You can help shape the future of bus services in Central Bedfordshire


Following the publication of our Bus Service Improvement Plan – part of the government’s new national bus strategy (Bus Back Better) – we're consulting on the second part of the process of forming an Enhanced Partnership with bus operators.

The Enhanced Partnership will identify ways to improve bus services and how to encourage more people to use buses for their journeys.

The measures outlined in the Enhanced Partnership, include:

  • promotion and publicity (e.g. a new pan-Bedfordshire, all-operator, app providing the latest information)
  • operational benefit (e.g. bus priority at traffic lights)
  • network development (e.g. more early morning, late evening, and weekend services on selected routes to meet the wishes of residents)
  • fares and ticketing (e.g. to introduce a multi-operator ticket covering Central Bedfordshire, Luton and Bedford and tap on / tap off technology to make it easier to use the buses)
  • standards (e.g. agree targets for increased reliability and improved punctuality of bus services)

The consultation is open for just over 2 weeks (Wednesday 6 January 2022 to Monday 24 January 2022) and seeks residents opinions on the proposed Enhanced Partnership objectives and commitments.

The results will assist us and bus operators in developing effective schemes that respond to customers’ wishes, as part of the implementation of the Enhanced Partnership.

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